My name is Dan and I'm from Montreal, Canada and recently picked up a new-to-me aquarium after a 20 year hiatus from keeping fish. My new setup is a 55 Gal
freshwater tank that I picked up from someone on Kijiji about 2 weeks ago and so far no issues keeping the tank stable. The tank contained several fish he had already promised to his brother, so I kept 2 Clown Loaches around 6 inches long, 2 Red Tail Black Sharks around 5 inches long, a YoYo Loach and a random single Black Neon that seems to be the least shy of the lot, despite being an inch lol!
Kind of surprised the 2 black sharks seem to be coexisting completely fine and have been paired for 3 or 4 years so far with zero issues.
Tonight I picked up a small quarantine tank as I want to pick up some smaller tank mates for the 55 gal
as it's currently all bottom dwellers and eventually I will likely upgrade to a larger tank as the Loaches continue to grow, we'll see. Just set it up in my daughter's room so she'll love that when she comes over this weekend.
Anyhow, I am on forums for all of my hobbies, so of course I had to join an aquarium one as I am sure I will have many questions! OK fine, I signed up because I have a question, but I do love to participate on forums around my other interests such as fishing (go figure) and motorcycles so I'm sure I'll be asking all kinds of questions. Anyhow, that's about it for me, now to go post some questions in the right forums
Here's my tank the day I brought it home and poured all the recovered water back in.
Waiting for a good month to pass before I start changing to my own decorations... the plastic plants are a bit rough lol!
Take care everyone!